Suspended animation
by Richard Schnap



Sometimes the world
Seems to take the day off
As if deciding to call in sick

Leaving its creatures
To find their own way
Guided by invisible hands

A couple passing by
Both lost in themselves
Like they haven’t spoken in years

A man that stops
To stare at the ground
Then seems to recall where he’s going

Even a stray cat
Meandering in a dream
Of birds always out of reach

That perch along wires
As if painted upon
The canvas of the blank grey sky



a black line

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